Look at how little he was! So cute!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Look at how little he was! So cute!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I love to make Marion's cakes because I like to do Halloween cakes. I know that her birthday is not on Halloween but it is in the month of October and that is good enough for me. This year I did a mummy cake for her. I wanted to do a grave yard scene but she wanted a spice cake with cream cheese frosting not chocolate, so I went with the mummy cake. One year I did a pumpkin cake for her. You can see it here.
We celebrated her birthday at my parent's house.
Marion's boyfriend, Monty came too this time.
Gotta love Lane brain!
We had Marion's favorite, hamburger soup.
Ayla loves her Aunt Marion.
My brother, Robert with the cake.
We all sang "Happy Birthday!"
And Dad cut the cake.
He killed the mummy. Is it possible to kill a mummy?
When we were teenagers, we always went to a haunted house for Marion's birthday. It became a tradition.
I am so glad she lives here again. She lived in Washington state for 10 years. She has been home for 3 and a half years and we have started the tradition again.
We went to "Nightmare on 13th" a week before her birthday.
Don't you just love my Photoshop job? Hee, hee!
It totally looks fake but I love it!
I had Kurt take a picture of us at our house the night we went to the haunted house. I didn't want to take my camera to the haunted house but I got my picture with us and the haunted house now, didn't I?
I took this on Monday when I went grocery shopping at Walmart a cross the street from "Nightmare on 13th."
I think the picture turned out okay. I could have done better if I had more time. I could have messed with lighting and everything but I don't have the time for that now. It took me long enough to cut us out. I am starting to get better at Photoshop.
As for the haunted house, we had a good time. It freaked me out a couple of times. My favorite was the insane asylum part. It had a hall that looked so real. It really looked like a run-down insane asylum.
I didn't care for the extra rooms that you pay extra for. It was really closed in and sometimes it felt like you couldn't breath and I am not even claustrophobic. It did freak me out thinking I could get the swine flu from all the faces that touched some of the sheets that hit your face. Yuck! I had to shower when I got home. I felt so dirty. Next time I think I will just stick to the main haunted house and not do the extra rooms.
I know I enjoyed Marion's birthday. I hope she enjoyed it as well.
Happy Birthday Marion! I love you!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here she is at 16 months, playing in the water at aunt Marion's.
Here she is at our table at 17 months.
This is still 17 months.
We were at my friend, Ann's house for her daughter, Mary's birthday party. Ann took this picture and I borrowed it from her blog. Thanks Ann.
Here she is at 18 months.
This was one of the many times we went to the zoo.
Here she is at 19 months.
This picture cracks me up. She wanted to put on Daddy's church socks. I think they look like boots. LOL!! She is so funny!
Here she is again at 19 months.
She had fallen asleep in her high-chair, with a piece of garlic bread in her mouth. Precious!
19 months still.
My beautiful little girl. This pretty dress was a hand-me-down from my friend, Ann. Who got it from our friend, Katie.
And here she is at 20 months.
This was taken before we went to church, yesterday. She is wearing another cute hand-me-down dress. Thanks again Katie and Ann.
Ayla now weighs 21 lbs and is 32 inches tall. So she has gained a pound and has grown a 1/4 of an inch.
During her 19th month, she has learned how to say a couple of things.
"No, way!" is her favorite
"I (pointing to her eye)... love... WEEE!(pointing at you)" Apparently, "weee" is her word for "you." She will get it.
She is such a hoot! She gets more and more fun. She started to act like she is singing when she hears music. She actually doesn't make any sounds. She just moves her mouth. So she is lip syncing. It is so cute. I got a clip of it tonight with the camera and I will post it on another post.
Some of the fun things she got and got to do this past month were:
Go to the zoo with just her mommy.
We had gone to the zoo 5 times together this year but this was the first time we went by ourselves. It was fun and we were there from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. It was so fun just having it be the two of us. Mother and daughter time.
She received a table and chair from Grandma and Grandpa Perry where she got to sit down and eat a bowl of cereal with her soy milk for her first time. She loves to be independent and this made her feel like a big girl. She is getting really good at using utensils.
Speaking of independence, she now tries to dress herself and can strap herself in her high-chair on her own. She is growing up.
Another thing she got this past month was a kitchen from Grandma and Grandpa Perry. It was a hand-me-down from our niece, Brooke. It is so cute. It makes sounds and every thing. Ayla plays with it every day. When I brought it home, Ayla had a hard time getting to bed. It was like Christmas. I love hand-me-downs!
Ayla also got to have her first Tea Party with her friend, The Mummy and her pet tiger. See the fake spaghetti on the plate? She pretends she is eating that all the time and acts like she is drinking out of her baby doll's bottle. It is so cute. She is starting to exercise her imagination. I love it!
Ayla mommy is so proud of you! I love you! Slow down! You are growing up too fast!